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June 17, 2008
It is stunning that Senate Republicans continue to stand in the way of this important legislation to extend tax relief to American businesses and families.
June 12, 2008
Make no mistake: House Democrats are absolutely committed to enacting this legislation to extend tax relief to American businesses and families without increasing the deficit.
June 2, 2008
The Administration’s focus today on tax cuts that are not due to expire for another two years shows again how they are out of touch with Americans' daily struggle to deal with the consequences of the President’s failed economic program – anemic job growth, decreasing household incomes, exploding costs of gas, food, health care and college, record foreclosure rates, and rising poverty.
April 15, 2008
Today, as millions of Americans prepare to file their federal income tax returns by midnight, many will be confounded, confused and, yes, perhaps even cranky because of our unbelievably complicated tax code.
February 4, 2008
WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement regarding the President’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget that was released today:
December 19, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I believe that every single member of this body – on both sides of the aisle – agrees that we must protect middle-income Americans from the alternative minimum tax, the parallel tax system enacted in 1969 to ensure that wealthy Americans pay their fair share.
November 13, 2007
The President's veto of this critical legislation that addresses domestic priorities such as health care, education, and medical research is the clearest possible demonstration of his misguided priorities and hollow rhetoric on fiscal responsibility.
November 6, 2007
Mr. Speaker, I first want to thank the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, David Obey – who also chairs the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education – for his hard work and vision in putting this appropriations conference report together.
October 31, 2007
This week, Democrats will move forward a package of bills that invest in the nation’s top priorities.
October 30, 2007
Today, rather than working with Democrats and Republicans in Congress who are determined to extend health insurance to 10 million low-income, working-class American children, the top two Republican leaders in the House of Representatives chose to stand with the one person who constitutes the biggest obstacle to providing that health coverage – President Bush.
October 30, 2007
Today, the House passed legislation extending the Internet tax moratorium for seven years, the longest extension since the moratorium began.
October 29, 2007
Tomorrow the House will bring the Senate version of H.R. 3678, the Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007, to the Floor under suspension of the rules.
October 23, 2007
April 17, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD), who has long advocated tax simplification and reform, released the following statement on House Democrats' commitment to this issue, as well as continuing Democratic efforts to fix the Alternative Minimum Tax.
March 7, 2007
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee held a hearing on the Alternative Minimum Tax.
January 23, 2007
...the true measure of the President's commitment to bipartisanship is not the rhetoric he used tonight, but the results that we will achieve together in the months ahead on energy, immigration and health care...
January 3, 2007
First, we will help bring integrity back to the House by breaking the link between lobbyists and lawmakers, and holding Members and staff more accountable...
January 3, 2007
Democrats ran on this agenda and were elected on this agenda. We promised the American people swift passage of these bills and we fully intend to make good on that promise...